For those of you who don't know, air plants, also known as Tillandsia, are a type of epiphyte (meaning plants that grow on other plants) related to bromeliads.
So. I think I shall start this post with some pictures of my plants, and then a bit of info on how I care for them and where I get them from.
How I care for air plants, and where I get them from.
Air plants are pretty easy to care for; their maintenance pretty much consists of waterings, once to twice a week. In summer when it's really hot, I usually water them twice. Sometimes I take a spray bottle and spray them a bit between waterings, too.
I use a big tub of water for watering, which I usually get the night before from the tap, so the chlorine evaporates a bit. When it rains, I might use rainwater, because that's supposed to be the most nutritious. I dump all the plants into the tub, and leave them there for 2-4 hours, then put them on a tray to dry out overnight so they don't rot. The next day, I put them back into the usual display places.
My air plants are all grown on my desk, which is next to a window and receives bright, filtered sunlight. That's supposedly the type of light air plants need.
I get most of my air plants (the ionantha being the exception) from this Chinese greenhouse in Highland Park, which is kinda far away. I go there about once a year to get new air plants. There are lots of websites to by air plants from online too, which also offer a much bigger variety. I think I'd like to order some of the more exotic air plants from online someday....
Welp, that is basically it on the subject of air plants. I hope you enjoyed checking this out, and maybe got interested in these, too!